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Was Elon Musk Tweeting on Acid? Azealia Banks Says Yes

Azealia Banks, pop star, who has reportedly been hanging out “alone” at the house of Elon Musk, CEO and Chairman of Tesla, SpaceX, and the Boring Company, has started spitting straight fire at Musk on her Instagram account. Incendiary remarks aside—and there’s plenty of those—Banks claimed that Musk was on Twitter…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Bumper Falls Off Brand New Tesla Model 3 After 30 Minutes and Some Rain (Updated)

We’ve written about Tesla’s production and quality control issues, especially with the new Model 3, before, but this would be sort of startling even if we hadn’t: a person bought a Tesla Model 3, and, within the first 30 minutes of driving the car back home, the rear bumper cover falls off. That’s, um, not […]

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Elon Musk Is Being Sued by Shareholders for Tweeting About Taking Tesla Private

It’s been a busy week for one Elon Musk. On Tuesday, he tweeted that he was thinking about taking Tesla private at $420 a share. Then, the Securities and Exchange Commission got involved, digging deeper behind the tweet to investigate the viability and truth behind his claims that funding for such a move was…Read more… […]

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Do You Know Who’s Backing Elon Musk’s Bid to Take Tesla Private?

As the internet’s most-read auto website among the elite billionaires of the world, I can’t believe I’ve yet to solicit tips from one of our most beloved group of readers on this: Do you know who is backing Elon Musk’s bid to take Tesla private? No one seems to have any idea. Do you?Read more… […]

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The SEC Is Investigating Elon Musk Over ‘Taking Private’ Tweets: Report

Yesterday, Elon Musk tweeted—with apparently no warning to anyone—that he was considering taking Tesla private at $420 a share. Minutes ago, Dow Jones reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission was looking into that tweet, and also whether Musk’s statement was truthful.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Of Course Semi-Autonomous Systems Can Fail

We’ve aired our grievances about the fallibility of semi-autonomous driving features time and again, and a new study out this week confirms the fact: Cars with driver-assist systems that include things like lane-keep and auto-steering and braking may not see stopped vehicles. Worse, reports the Associated Press, they…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance: Here’s What We Thought

What can one person determine about the ultra-important Tesla Model 3 Performance with just an hour and a half behind the wheel? Probably not much, but this week we had the collective brain-weight of four Jalopnik writers who took turns inside the quickest and most powerful version of Tesla’s compact car. And we…Read more… Continue […]

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Tesla Delays Coast-to-Coast Autonomous Demo Drive Again

In an unusually tame call with investors Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk dialed back a long-running ambition of his to send a Tesla car across the U.S. on a fully-autonomous demo run. Now, after suggesting a test was imminent, Tesla “might” be able to pull it off by the end of 2018, he said.Read more… […]

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Elon Musk Has A Deal With Atari To Turn Teslas Into Game Consoles

I’ll admit, I feel sort of strange about this. After laying into Elon Musk pretty hard last week for that whole kids-in-caves-submarine-pedo-thing, today Elon Musk announced, over Twitter, that Tesla had an agreement with Atari to put some classic Atari games into the Tesla’s infotainment system as Easter Eggs (a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Posts $743 Million Loss As It Expects to Make Average of 4,000 Model 3s Per Week

Tesla on Wednesday said it expects to make as many as 55,000 Model 3 sedans in the third quarter of 2018, a clip of about 4,000 per week. The automaker also reported that it earned $4 billion in revenue in the second quarter, while posting a net loss of $743 million, in line with recent […]

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Tesla’s Alleged ‘Saboteur’ Files $1 Million Defamation Suit Against Automaker

A former Tesla technician accused by the automaker of stealing reams of confidential data and leaking it to outside sources, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the automaker over statements made by CEO Elon Musk in recent weeks. There is some wild stuff in this new complaint.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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